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iPhones May Soon Become Capable of Detecting Touches While Wearing Gloves





According to the latest patent filing published earlier this week by the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), Apple might be working on a technology that would allow iPhones to detect touch input performed while wearing gloves. Currently, using iPhones in winter is quite a tricky and inconvenient task as the displays of these devices, as well as of iPads and iPod touch units, don’t respond to users wearing gloves made of fabric, leather or any other material. The patent application is entitled “Glove Touch Detection” and it was filed back in 2014.


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Friday, November 27th, 2015. 19:04

Apple to Switch to OLED iPhone Displays in 2018 - Report



Apple is reportedly planning to start using OLED displays in iPhones in 2018. Such rumor has been shared by a Japanese website Nikkei. As noted by the reporters, the company has already begun notifying its suppliers about the switch to a new technology so that they can adjust their production lines or find new partners. Apple has been using LCD screens in its smartphones since the release of the very first iPhone in 2007.


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Thursday, November 26th, 2015. 12:53

Apple’s Global Smartphone Market Share Grows, Android Remains Top Platform



According to the latest figures from Gartner analysts, Apple’s market share on global smartphone market grew 0.6% year-over-year to as many as 13.1% in the third quarter of 2015 ending in September. Still, even such results didn’t help Apple to beat Google’s Android, which is now the most popular smartphone platform.


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Thursday, November 19th, 2015. 16:55

Apple Remains Top US Smartphone Manufacturer, LG Sees Substantial Growth - Analysts



According to the latest report from a research firm called comScore, Apple remained the top smartphone manufacturer in the United States of America in the third calendar quarter of this year. Even though Apple’s share fell from 44.1% in June to 43.6% in September, this result allowed the Cupertino-based company to continue being a leader of the market. Samsung also saw a decrease in the number of users, however, the South Korean tech giant managed to get the second place in the rating. The only company, which demonstrated growth in the number of users was LG. It came in the third spot.


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Monday, November 9th, 2015. 18:56

Apple Sold 7 Million Apple Watch Units So Far - Analysts



According to the latest report from a research firm Canalys, Apple managed to sell 7 million Apple Watch units to customers worldwide in the first two quarters of availability. This allowed the Cupertino-based company to become a leader of the global smartwatch market and beat its rivals from Samsung, Pebble and other vendors.


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Thursday, November 5th, 2015. 12:47

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Android Phone Won’t Appear in New James Bond Movie Because of Reputation of Platform



Product placement is a great way of advertising modern gadgets like smartphones and tablets through TV shows movies and other multimedia content. Apple has never opposed to using its products in movies, that’s why we can see iPhones, iPads and Macs in probably every single movie that comes out these days.

According to some leaked internal Sony documents, last year, the company offered the "Spectre" star Daniel Craig a certain sum of money for using the Xperia Z4 phone in the upcoming movie. Craig, as well as Sam Mendes, the movie director, refused Sony’s multimillion deal. Moreover, they refused to use Samsung’s handset as well.


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Monday, November 2nd, 2015. 19:35

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means I have to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with the iPhone 6s, new Apple TV set-top box and the untethered jailbreak of iOS 9-iOS 9.0.2. There are also several posts that tell us about Apple’s iPhone, iPad and Mac sales as well as about the 12.9-inch iPad Pro that is expected to hit the store shelves in November.


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Sunday, November 1st, 2015. 20:09

Here’s How Next-Generation iPhone May Look Like [Concept]



We all know that Apple is expected to release the next-generation iPhone next year, possibly in September. As it was mentioned by several reliable insiders earlier this month, the iPhone 7 is expected to get a thinner aluminum body, new processor and display as well as some other noticeable improvements.

With these things in mind, DeepMind together with SvetApple have created a new iPhone concept called the iPhone 7c, which shows a device with a large fullscreen display that allows to view images and other content on the entire front surface of the handset.

The short video depicting the concept is available below, you may take a look right now.


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Saturday, October 31st, 2015. 22:54

IDC Posts Report on Global Smartphone Sales in Q3 2015 [Chart]



According to the latest numbers from a research firm called IDC, Samsung and Apple continue to dominate on the global smartphone market. Surprisingly enough, Chinese vendor Huawei comes closer and closer to the leaders demonstrating a 60.9% year-over-year market share growth as well as a substantial increase in the number of handsets shipped to customers worldwide.

As can be seen in the chart below, Samsung is a leader of the global smartphone market with 23.8% market share and 84.5 million handsets sold in the third quarter of this year. Apple occupies the second place with 13.5% share and 48 million iPhones sold over the last months. Huawei’s market share is equal to 7.5% thanks to strong demand and 26.5 million handsets shipped to customers in the third quarter.


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Wednesday, October 28th, 2015. 20:00

Samsung to Produce OLED Displays for Apple Watch and Possibly Next-Gen iPhone?



According to the latest report from ET News via DigiTimes, Apple’s long-term market rival,Samsung, is currently supplying the American tech giant with OLED panels for the Apple Watch. This means that not only LG Display currently produces displays for the wearable device.


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Tuesday, October 27th, 2015. 23:36

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Demand for iPhone 6s in South Korea is Strong, Pre-Orders Close Within Minutes



According to the latest report from Yonhap News, the pre-orders for the new iPhone 6s in South Korea sold out within minutes. Ahead of official launch in this country on Friday, three major carriers, namely, SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus claim that there are no handsets currently available for purchase and that the rose gold iPhone 6s is the most popular model among the local customers.


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Tuesday, October 20th, 2015. 14:24

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Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, so it is high time we discussed the most popular posts of the past seven days. For sure, the most interesting and a bit surprising post is the one telling us about the release of iOS 9 jailbreak. There are also some articles dealing with Apple’s new iMacs with Retina 4K and 5K displays as well as with the internal components of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.


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Sunday, October 18th, 2015. 23:47

Camera Inside iPhone 6s Receives Same DxOMark Score as iPhone 6



During the September media event devoted to the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, Apple focused the attention of media and potential buyers on the updated 12-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front cameras added to the devices. While Apple indeed improved the functionality of built-in iPhone cameras, the quality of images taken with these sensors seems to be similar to the quality of images taken with the iPhone 6.

Below you may take a look at the chart showing which devices should be purchased by those who love taking photos with their phone.


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Thursday, October 15th, 2015. 14:40

Ars Technica Proves iPhone 6s Units with TSMC and Samsung Chips Have Similar Battery Life



Last week, Apple issued a statement claiming that the real-life battery life of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus units equipped with A9 chips manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company and Samsung may vary a bit. Earlier this week, the experts from Ars Technica have conducted a battery life test on two iPhone 6s models with different processors inside to either confirm Apple’s words or deny them.


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Tuesday, October 13th, 2015. 14:16

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It Sunday today, which means it’s time to tell you about the most interesting articles of the past seven days. Most of these posts deal with Apple’s iOS 9 and its bugs, new iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and the worldwide Mac sales. There are also several articles that tell us about the new releases of iOS 9.1 and OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan, however, if you are not a developer, this is not very important to you. What is important, though, is that soon we may see the jailbreak of iOS 8.4.1.


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Sunday, October 11th, 2015. 12:14